CLOSED - El Alazan Mexican Restaurant - Windsor

El Alazan Mexican Restaurant
1345 Water Valley Pkwy
Windsor, CO 80550
(970) 674-2851
Sunday – Thursday 11 AM to 10 PM
Friday & Saturday  11  AM – 10:30 PM

Closed Down

It’s no secret that the best Mexican food is found at the mom and pop joints around town. This place however, is owned by three brothers and is quite a secret. Tucked away in a secluded shopping center in Windsor, El Alazan provides authentic Mexican food with a no-nonsense kind of vibe.

Atmosphere: The decor is authentic Mexican, with bright murals (a lot of donkey’s) painted on the tables and chairs. Sombreros are hung up here and there, as well as a variety of piƱatas dangling from the ceiling. There are a mix of tables and booths, as well as a small bar area near the back. The walls are painted with bright oranges and yellows in a sponge painted sort of technique. The place was busy with hungry families and people in and out for pick-up orders.

Service: There were two servers working the night we visited, and although a  little overwhelmed, they still managed to take care of everyone in a timely manner. As soon as we sat down, chips and salsa were served!

Drinks: We don’t go out for Mexican food without having margaritas. El Alazan had us covered. With a variety of flavored margaritas (banana, strawberry, peach) and two different sizes, we had to put them at the top of our favorite margarita list. The bars  selection of tequila’s was a little disappointing and they didn’t have much in the way of alcohol or beer choices, having  mostly bottled Mexican imports and a few domestics. But the jumbo margaritas, in front of us, quickly made it a moot point.

Food: This place is authentic. It’s not tex-mex and its definitely not Taco Bell. We dove into an extensive menu with fajitas, chile relleno, chalupas, burritos, shrimp cocktails, ceviche, tacos, and combo plates – just to name a few. The entrees and combination plates where reasonable priced ( from $7-$15 ) and the portions where on the verge of oversized. We tried the carne asada plate and the fajitas – both very good, but we would like to note that the refried beans were phenominal.

Amenities: One small TV in bar area, super sweet Mexican tunes,  kids menu.

Parking: There is ample parking in the shopping center parking lot surrounding the bar.

The Buzz: Happy hour Monday through Friday 3 pm to 5 pm with $3 mexican beer and $5.99 jumbo margaritas.

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